Cheddar Nut Wafers

August 26th, 2013

This will have to be a quick post.  Labor Day Weekend is coming up and we are looking forward to our family being here for the yearly celebration.  It will be a big crowd and I am busy planning meals and getting organized.  One of the “do ahead” appetizers is this savory recipe for homemade cheddar nut wafers.  It is so easy to mix up the ingredients, roll it into logs and put in the fridge for later slicing and baking.

I have been making this recipe for years now.  There are other recipes out there for this kind of thing, Martha Stewart has several, but this is always my fall-back recipe.  The nuts and shallots in the dough give it an unusual texture.

Serve the wafers with a glass of crisp white wine and some red grapes and you will be happy with the world.


1/2 pound cheddar cheese, shredded
1 stick butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup pecans, chopped fine
1/4 cup shallots or onions, minced fine
1 cup flour

In a large bowl mix cheese and butter.  Stir in everything else until well blended.  You may need to use your hands to knead it together.  Make 2 rolls about 1 1/2-inch in diameter.  Wrap each in waxed paper and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled.  Slice 1/8″ to 1/4″ thick.  Bake on lightly greased sheets at 350 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes.  The rolls keep well for several days in the refrigerated if completely covered so they do not dry out. Slice and bake as needed.

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13 responses to “Cheddar Nut Wafers”

  1. Ti Reed says:

    I wonder if I can use gluten free flour.

  2. Sam@MyCarolinaKitchen says:

    I am sure the nuts and shallots give these a lovely texture & taste. I love the idea of making the logs ahead and slicing later. Eat your heart out Ina 🙂

  3. Penny @ From Harvest To Table says:

    I think this is a wonderful recipe….I might just have to steal this for Wednesday night. I promise to give you all the credit if I do!

  4. says:

    Oh man. This is like homemade Cheez-Its! Except less chemicals. Nice 🙂

  5. Larry says:

    These babies look super good and will go on the try list. Enjoy your family time.

  6. Jane says:

    I have to try these…simple and delicious. I hope you have a wonderful holiday with your family!


  7. Darla says:

    Can’t wait to try these this weekend. We are getting super excited about seeing and spending time on the Lake!

  8. bellini says:

    These sound perfect for the weekend or just any time we want a pack of flavour.

  9. Chris says:

    Wow, those look and sound incredibly good! I’m not big into sweets so these are perfect for me compared to something sweet like chocolate chip.

  10. Karen (Back Road Journal) says:

    I loves these but there is one problem with them…I can’t stop eating them. 🙂

  11. Tv Food and Drink says:

    Cheddar and pecans… I could eat that whole plate right thar!

  12. Live says:

    These sound fantastic!! How you tried to make them without the nuts, or have you got a suggestion for what I could use instead? My husband is arregic so I can’t use nuts:(

    Many Thanks

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